Have you ever had one of those days where you think you never should have come out from under the covers? Yeah, me too. Today, in fact. There was a snafu with receiving a gift certificate, so I woke up to find out that 2 minutes after I closed my laptop gmail received the GC. Of course, Amazon hiked their prices waaaaay up overnight, and all my well-chosen presents in the cart went kablooie. There are some things I will purchase for $5, but definitely not $32! Ugh.
The day, sadly went downhill from there. In computer terms, this is a cascade failure. Or a cluster f***. Whichever you prefer. You can say “cascade failure” in front of kids, though.
Rachel’s tip for the day: If you were in tears by 8 am, maybe you shouldn’t spend the day running 2 weeks worth of errands. Just FYI. We went to several different stores, and I managed to have computers crash at almost every store I visited. In one it happened 3 times, and I wasn’t even touching it.
On days like this, I feel incredibly grateful for Good Friends who listen and offer helpful suggestions when I’ve started to go over the edge.
Perfect things today: The sunset over the frozen salt marsh – it made me think of how I imagine Alaska, a place I’ve always wanted to visit. The sunset reflected in the sound near our house. Pity I didn’t have the camera.
Money quote for the day is from LG:,”I finished my treat, but the girls hadn’t finished theirs, so they gave some to me. Charity is good.” Lets remember that she is 4.
Right now I’m waiting for a callback from the doctors office. For some reason they were having trouble processing a routine prescription refill. How, exactly, do they expect me to call them back if they leave a message at 7:03 when they close the phones at 5:30? I would have been home by then if the cascade failure hadn’t continued. To make things even more fun, when I just got up to eat, the world spun, started to get dark, and I fell down. I don’t think I’m going to walk much tonight.
Tomorrow is another day. There’s plenty of room for improvement! Maybe I’ll be able to get the picture of the sunset.
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